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  1. Feel like quitting
    Type1Nurse wrote: "...level 2 and we're ALWAYS short staffed (typical RN to pt ratio is 1:12)..." 1:12??? I really have no idea how you folks do it. I was working in a financially-strapped, busy...
    Jun 12, '14
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  2. Characteristic of a Emergency Department Nurse (My drive/endeavor seeking)
    Flightmed123, I do apologize for running off topic with my post above. I do admire your motivation and your desire to help others lead healthy lives, and do wish you the best of luck in the path you...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Characteristic of a Emergency Department Nurse (My drive/endeavor seeking)
    Horse excrement... where in the world did you get your ER RN perspective and information?!?!? I am an EMS paramedic (and happily remain so today). I am also a fulltime ER nurse. However, there...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. How much did your EC degree cost?
    About $8000, and that's with buying new textbooks (can't stand highlighter-painted pages found with used books) and living only a half-hour drive from my CPNE testing site. The CPNE was passed on...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  5. Importance of good grades!!!
    (Emphasis on "proving" is mine) Not to shoot off-topic, and maybe I'm reading into this too much. But, while I do see some "textbook smart" students struggling with clinicals from time to time, I...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  6. What else?
    There's been a few threads in the past about an RN to EMT or paramedic... unfortunately, I remember at least one getting kind of debated badly enough that I stopped reading. I hope this one doesn't...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. A Gaysian New Grad Murse Considering to Move to Austin, TX
    I was originally from California, but don't live in Austin or anywhere near it. However, I can offer some helpful comparisions with the cost of living for both states. In California, you pay a...
    Apr 25, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  8. For anyone that has done the cpne at Lubbock....
    I tested and passed my first time around in Lubbock last September. The examiners and Clinical Associate were all very fair and very supportive, and there was plenty of patient variety at the...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  9. Possibly starting ADN at Excelsior as a Paramedic
    I'm a paramedic and graduated from Excelsior in November. I really enjoyed all there was to learn from the Excelsior curriculum; never knew there was *so* much to learn about nursing until I really...
    Apr 3, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  10. EKG questions - negatively deflected QRS?
    I've tried a couple of different browsers, but as of the time I write this, your strip is not being displayed (errors in the link?). Are you seeing predominately-negative complexes like those...
    Mar 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Is Excelsior the right choice?;)
    As a poster who mentioned that I was the only one in my group that passed that weekend, I do want to add some additional information so that is not 100% discouraging to those considering the...
    Mar 28, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  12. Tech vs. RN
    Just my humble opinion here: I'm an RN, a paramedic, and have worked as an ED Tech and yeah, there are bad apples that ruin the whole lot. The way this problem was fixed where I worked years ago was...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  13. To those who have been published
    I'm sure you've already read through the author guidelines at American Nurse Today What I find strange is that while they are a peer-reviewed publication, they actually limit your reference...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Should a nurse perform CPR to someone outside of the healthcare setting?
    No question I would do CPR. No pulse. No DNR. I'm doing everything I can for you to offer that second chance in life. As an off-duty paramedic out of my region, my scope is limited to BLS unless...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  15. Unsanitary practice?
    Absolutely. I just filled out my Press Ganey survey a week ago since I was recently hospitalized. I definitely remember the washing hands question... and it wasn't asking if the healthcare provider...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  16. Need help with neuromuscular disorders
    While I can't really offer any good, clean, and acceptable (within this site's TOS) mnemonics for the other conditions, I do have one that may help you and still keep me legal here. ;) ...
    Mar 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Micro/A&P
    I had to take microbiology and A&P through Excelsior (my last microbiology class was over 2 decades ago :facepalm:). Have two brick n' mortar nursing schools in my city that require micro and A&P to...
    Mar 10, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  18. 8 Hour Night Shifts
    I live in a rural area and work in the city. With fuel prices climbing and such, I prefer 12 hour shifts. Not only do I get to save fuel and vehicle wear n' tear by going into town less frequently...
    Mar 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. What should I know about a left ventricle assistant device (LVAD)?
    That registration process is a pain... I just tried to do it, and apparently they manually-approve each applicant. And it's a weekend, and... lol! If it helps: During my EMS training on the...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Does anyone know if MAINE accepts excelsior grads for RN
    According to the Excelsior website (State Board Requirements -, there are no additional requirements for Maine. You should be able to apply directly. However, it's always safest to...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  21. Im a male and want to be a nurse
    I'd agree that going the EMT-Basic route would be a quick way to get your feet wet and see if the medical field is exactly where you want to be. I notice that you want to "help people", but was not...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Men in Nursing
  22. EC quick?
    From start date to graduation date, it took me 23 months to complete EC. But, I studied the heck out of everything and was aiming to keep my GPA as high as possible (looking towards an MSN track),...
    Feb 9, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  23. Interview attire
    The first impression is a lasting impression... go with the business attire, not the nursing attire (if that's what you mean by work attire). I have been on both sides of the interview process,...
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  24. Doubts as a new grad med-surg nurse
    I stand corrected... Thank you for correcting me on Nexium. Next thing ya know, I'll be referring to chocolate as an anti-depressant.... Oh, wait... Hmmm ;)
    Jan 23, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. Does the ED stand for Emergency Department or the Everything Dumpster?
    Texas has Out of Hospital DNRs (OOHDNR)... if PA doesn't have 'em, sounds like something they need badly. As a Texas paramedic, if a photocopy of that completed OOHDNR is handed to me with, I will...
    Jan 22, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing

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